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Unread July 1st, 2007, 02:16 AM
Sandra Paulsen Sandra Paulsen is offline
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Default Re: emdr during pregnancy

The risks and benefits should be weighed. The neonate will experience what the mother experiences, so there would be a biochemical wash during the processing. If the processing can wait until after the pregnancy, that may be the best alternative.

On the other hand, if the mother is highly fearful of delivery, so the EMDR would actually contribute to the wellbeing of the infant, it may be justifiable to process the fear before delivery.

That which can be contained until after the delivery should be delayed for many pregnant individuals.
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